Grow Your Career With Us.

Come work with industry veterans from top game and film companies such as DreamWorks, Disney, Pixar, ILM, Electronic Arts, and Blizzard. 

We are located in Redwood Shores, CA. 
Please contact us for more info: careers@baobabvr.com

Director of Communications

Baobab Studios is searching for a Director of Communications to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. Smart, agile, experienced, passionate professional to head communications for one of the most dynamic and emerging companies in virtual reality. This individual is responsible for working with founders and team to establish our brand, build media programs, collaborate with partners, and drive awareness across various social, online and offline channels, and to raise awareness for the company. The ideal candidate will be approachable and positive in a highly dynamic and deadline-driven start-up environment.

Responsibilities
  • Establish Baobab as the leader in VR film-making.
  • Build Baobab communications function across media, social and partners.
  • Manage pr and corporate communications including announcements, press releases, and communication strategy.
  • Coordinate event planning and festival operations globally to showcase content and media campaigns
  • Grow our social media presence, fostering a devoted Baobab community
  • Support product launches, working with platform partners, and VR community

  • Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5 - 7 years experience in communicationse
  • Proven track record of successful consumer product launches, ideally in new spaces
  • Creative and powerful in inventing and executing media strategies that set a large footprint.
  • Experience in media relations, consumer marketing, and corporate communications
  • Ability to work with executive management to set programs and objectives
  • Ability to navigate and work with large partners in technology and Hollywood.
  • Deep tech and entertainment media connections
  • High level of initiative, flexibility and confidence
  • Superior communication skills
  • Event planning and film festival experience preferred
  • Passion for VR

  • Gameplay Engineer

    Baobab Studios is searching for a Gameplay Engineer to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. Looking for a creative self starter who will thrive in a fast paced startup environment. Drive gameplay systems and work hand-in-hand with the Director and artists to prototype and implement. Design, write and modify data and code with a heavy focus on real-time performance and usability.

    Responsibilities
  • Create systems and features in the areas of animation, AI, physics, and other gameplay related disciplines
  • Leverage industry experience to create unique and captivating gameplay experiences
  • Engineering work will include but not limited to technical design, coding, unit testing, QA support, release support and maintenance
  • Support production issues when necessary
  • Debug and improve gameplay infrastructure, tools and processes
  • Maintain high code quality standards throughout the development cycle

  • Experience
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience.Masters degree in Computer Science. Computer Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years development experience
  • Excellent debugging, testing and problem solving skills
  • Experience in object-oriented design and implementation
  • Prior experience shipping a console (i.e. PS3, Xbox 360) or handheld (i.e. DS, Sony PSP, Android) product a plus
  • Unity experience a plus
  • Creative, motivated, focused, flexible, results-oriented and proven ability to work on a team

  • Associate VR/Game Producer

    Baobab Studios is searching for a Producer to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. Looking for a creative self starter to support the Producer and Production team from pre-production through post. The Producer will help coach the team in Agile methodologies and apply servant leadership practices. Their number one priority is to make sure everyone can get their job done. We’re looking for somebody with a knack for problem-solving and an approachable personality who can facilitate positive daily communication, embrace task management and tracking and provide scheduling support

    Responsibilities
  • Coordinates with artists and engineers across the company to ensure successful project delivery
  • Serve as a catch-all for any production tasks that require attention
  • Offers solid communication skills, both oral and written
  • Suggest and implement improvements to the Production process based on best practices and internal team feedback
  • Reports accurate status of projects and communicates risks and schedule challenges to management
  • Facilitates planning sessions, runs daily stand-ups, and helps resolve impediments as they arise
  • Demonstrates proficiency as a servant leader; ability to coach and motivate teams without direct reporting
  • Be a team leader with a can do attitude and cope well with stress and tight deadlines
  • Calendaring and note taking
  • Support PR and Biz Dev initiatives
  • Experience
  • Two years experience in a Game production environment
  • High level of initiative, flexibility and confidence
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks at a time while remaining efficient and mindful of deadlines in a high pressure environment
  • Experience motivating and driving teams to success in an Agile environment
  • Bachelors degree
  • Mobile Render Engineer

    Baobab Studios is searching for a Mobile render Engineer to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. We are looking for a Mobile Rendering Engineer to help create high-quality visuals for animated content in virtual reality (VR). The successful candidate will build new rendering features, create lighting tools and pipelines, and develop engineering solutions -- all with an eye towards performance on mobile platforms. The Mobile Rendering Engineer will collaborate with designers, artists, and other engineers to help fulfill the creative vision and technical requirements for the studio. This position interacts directly with all disciplines. Qualified candidates need to be self-starters, possess strong leadership and communication skills, and operate efficiently in highly dynamic environments.

    Responsibilities
  • Execute on rendering features that fulfill the studio’s creative vision
  • Define performance guidelines that help artists, shader writers, and engineers meet minimum performance specs for a gamut of mobile VR devices
  • Architect, build, debug, and refine rendering systems, features, tools, and infrastructure
  • Research and implement state of the art real-time rendering techniques
  • Identify, profile, and optimize rendering issues across multiple platforms
  • Develop bleeding-edge rendering techniques that set industry VR standards

  • Experience
  • Deep understanding of computer graphics and realtime-rendering techniques
  • Expertise working with mobile platforms and understanding of mobile GPU architecture
  • Expertise in writing shaders using HLSL or GLSL and debugging shader assembly
  • Proven creative problem solving that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible
  • Ability to profile and optimize rendering bottlenecks
  • Understanding of 3D math including linear algebra (vectors and matrices)
  • Proficiency in data structures, algorithms, and multi-threaded programming techniques
  • Deep understanding of modern rendering techniques including PBR and non-photorealistic rendering
  • Ability to work collaboratively or independently
  • Solid written and oral communication skills

  • Software Engineer

    Baobab Studios is searching for a Software Engineer to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. This position interacts directly with all disciplines of the development team. Qualified candidates need to be self-starters, possess strong communication skills, operate efficiently in a highly dynamic environment, and have accurate execution when facing tight deadlines.

    Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with designers, animators, artists and other engineers to implement new features and solve technical issues during production
  • Create systems and features in the areas of areas of production pipeline, interaction, gameplay and experience packaging
  • Engineering work will include but is not limited to technical design, coding, unit testing, QA support, release support and maintenance
  • Debug and improve gameplay infrastructure, tools, and processes
  • Maintain high code quality standards throughout the development cycle
  • Write artist and animator workflow tools to streamline processes
  • Deliver creative, workflow-minded solutions to challenging technical problems

  • Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience. Master's degree in related fields a plus
  • 1+ years development experience
  • Proficient in in object-oriented design and implementation, specifically using languages such as Python, C#, and C++
  • Proficient with animation frameworks (Maya or equivalent program) and real-time game engines (Unity or equivalent program)
  • Experience shipping a Console (e.g. PS4, Xbox One) or Mobile (e.g. Android) product a plus
  • Self-motivated, excellent communicator, and thrives in a highly dynamic environment

  • Art Director

    Baobab Studios is searching for an Art Director to join our team! You would be working with industry veterans from film and games creating high-quality, story-driven interactive animated content for VR. The Art Director will lead the charge in thinking up and designing new worlds to explore in VR. This position is hands-on in creating amazing art and will also involved interacting directly with all disciplines of the team during production. The Art Director will supervise work from vis dev artists, modelers, surfacing and matte painting through Lighting design. The successful candidate will need to be a self starter, and able to operate in a highly dynamic environment.

    Responsibilities
  • Work with team of artists and engineers to conceive and design new worlds and new experiences
  • Create and oversee implementation of art direction into a wide range of art
  • Provide exemplary art work to clarify creative intent
  • Generate artwork in areas of specialization which may include character, environment, props, textures, mood, lighting, and story concepts.
  • Participates in setting lighting and design
  • Accountable for on time, on budget execution and delivery
  • Support Director’s vision with research and development
  • Reviews and adjusts assigned art/technical content to meet creative direction
  • Partner with Producer, Product Manager and Engineers to see projects through to consumer release
  • Interacts with production leadership to understand and clarify creative direction
  • Experience
  • Knowledge of relevant software including Photoshop
  • Experience Art Directing in games, film or VR
  • 3D modeling skills, experience with Maya, Medium, Quill, or Tiltbrush all a plus
  • Familiarity with 3D graphics production – rigging, animation, modeling hard surface, environments, shaders a plus
  • Graphic Design skills also a plus
  • Creative, motivated, focused, flexible, and results-oriented
  • Proven ability to work on a team
  • Bachelors degree